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Bureaucratic rejig at Centre: New secys appointed

Senior Indian Administrative Service officer T V Somanathan was on Friday appointed Expenditure Secretary, the post lying vacant since late October, as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle......

Modi govt reshuffles top secretaries; Ajay Bhalla to be new home secy

Power secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla is all set to become the new home secretary with the government appointing him officer on special duty in the high-profile ministry on Wednesday. IMAGE: Prime......

Why did 65 infants die in Odisha?

'I kept begging the doctors to put my three year old on the ventilator. But the doctors and nurses kept saying no ventilator was available. When the breathing apparatus ultimately became available,......

RS polls: Cross-voting helps TRS in Andhra, Trinamool in Bengal

Cross-voting by Left and Congress MLAs on Friday helped Trinamool Congress gain an extra seat in West Bengal while a similar action by Congress MLAs in Andhra Pradesh saw the Telangana Rashtra......

Sitharaman reviews state of economy with regulators

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday reviewed the state of the economy, including stress in the financial sector, at the meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council......

FM to meet sectoral regulators to take stock of the economy

The meeting will review the current global and domestic economic situation and financial stability issues, including those concerning banking and NBFCs. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will......

RBI to transfer highest-ever surplus of Rs 1.76 lakh cr to govt

The additional cash will now give the Centre more headroom for stimulating the economy. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday approved the  transfer......

As finance secretary, Garg rubbed too many the wrong way

Owing to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman being new to her role, a number of crucial announcements in the Budget bore Garg’s imprint, especially the decision to borrow in overseas markets,......

Why the team for Budget 2019 will be different

Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia vacates his post on November 30 and Expenditure Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha, the second seniormost bureaucrat in the finance ministry, retires on January 31, the day......

The BEST 200 Indian Films of the Decade

Aseem Chhabra picks the finest Indian films in the 2010-2019 decade. IMAGE: A scene from Bulbul Can Sing. As the second decade of the young century comes to an end, it is time to look at how......

2018's TOP 15 Indian films

Aseem Chhabra looks at the year's best Non-Hindi Indian movies. 2018 was really good for the Indian film industry with a number of important films in Hindi and other regional languages. My work as......

Mirabai brightens disappointing day for India

If only the shooters had found their targets, the story would have been so different! sighs Raj Kishore Mishra. IMAGE: Mirabai Chanu competes in the weightlifting women's 49 kg category in the......

Tokyo Olympics: Deepika ninth in ranking round; India 9th in men's team

'I want to show my best performance here and I will show that in my next rounds' Photograph: Kind Courtesy World Archery/Instagram Star Indian archer Deepika Kumari finished a disappointing......

Indians in action at Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23

The Tokyo Olympics Games opening ceremony kicks off at 4.30 pm, IST, on Friday but before that some Indians would already have begun their campaign at the Games.   Following is India's......

Hopes rest on Deepika as India look to exorcise past ghosts

IMAGE: Deepika Kumari, the firebrand archer from Ranchi is in the form of her life having already won five World Cup gold medals in recent times. Photograph: Deepika Kumari/Instagram Up against a......

Check out schedule of Indian athletes at Tokyo Olympics

Photograph: Kind courtesy Hockey India/Twitter India will be sending a 228-strong contingent including 119 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics. Out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 are......

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